It seems like only a few months ago since I signed up to use an online service, but it was years before “the internet” as we know it today. CIX predates the lot! In fact, the first widely accessible “public” internet access available to UK consumers, a dial-up service offered by Demon Systems, was conceived and planned in part in discussion groups on CIX, and was set in motion only after a working number of potential customers had been recruited mostly amongst the CIX userbase.

This week, CIX has a new owner! I’m not going into details cos Wendy Grossman has already waxed lyrical – follow this link to her article.

If you want to ask me why I’ve stayed so long and why I still think it represents one of the best resources on the modern internet despite being a little antiquated (though I daresay this will now change) ask me here..